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Gallo Family Vineyards Sonoma Reserve Zinfandel 2006

Member Review by colinrchorley:

This is one seriously fruit rich wine, maybe too much. Pours a very dark purple, dark fruit, licquorice, slightly smokey but with an almost citric sourness. One or 2 glasses are fine but its can be hard going having any more as th flavour is so bold an big it can start to get filling.

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Region: USA » California » Sonoma Valley

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Gallo Family Vineyards:
Our Gallo Family Vineyards Estate wines are the signature of our family’s fine wine portfolio. After hand-selecting only the best grapes from our Estate vineyards, our winemakers patiently craft these wines with ultimate care, producing only a limited number of cases. Both the domestic and international wine community have consistently recognized our Estate wines as among the world’s best.

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Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
3.50 5
07/27/2009

This is one seriously fruit rich wine, maybe too much. Pours a very dark purple, dark fruit, licquorice, slightly smokey but with an almost citric sourness. One or 2 glasses are fine but its can be hard going having any more as th flavour is so bold an big it can start to get filling.


Snooth User: KevinD
6365209
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/05/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Gallo Family Vineyards Sonoma Reserve Zinfandel

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

California in a bottle. Or maybe it's southern Italy. This wine is packed with red fruit, with generous scents of jasmine and black licorice, lead pencil and black ash. It's bold and broad, far exceeding its price in terms of substance and polish. The only clue that it's not a more expensive wine is in the finish, where the depth gives way to a leaner, airier end. Still, it's grand, especially with pasta and wild mushrooms. Buy it by the case.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Not the most powerhouse Zin around, but this is a pleasantly dry, soft wine, with cherry, blueberry and coffee flavors and a gentle texture.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Ripe black currant, dried berry, game and vanilla notes are nicely integrated with firm tannins and toasty oak. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Funky at first, this cleans itself up with air, yielding fresh raspberry flavors and fine acidity. Lean and savory, it has a smooth grip, the right stuff for Sicilian-style tuna with tomatoes and capers.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Shows a modest range of ripe, briary berry flavors on a soft frame, with hints of herb and spice. Drink now.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Meticulously aged in French and American oak barrels to develop a well-balanced wine with a spicy black pepper finish. Grapes from the renowned Dry Creek Valley were used to produce this wine, which is teeming with aromas of raspberry jam and a touch of vanilla and oak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Perhaps because this is a new line and the Gallos are putting their best foot forward, this Zin is far richer than Gallo's Dancing Bull Zin, which is only a dollar less. It's lush in briary wild berry, cherry pie, blueberry, cocoa and coffee flavors, and nicely dry. Good enough to accompany your best Zin-friendly food.


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